Financial mess

Dear Editor:As I sit in my chair and listen to the commentators on CNN discuss the budget fiasco in Washington, D.C., I find the need to speak up about the financial mess that is before the United State of America. I am thoroughly disappointed in the leaders that have been elected to represent "WE the People." Yes, at election time, "We the People" cast our ballot because we believed that whoever we voted for would support the constituents who elected them. While each representative "wheels and deals" within their own party to get what they want and then "wheels and deals" with the opposing party to once again get what they want, I wonder if they truly have the best interest of "WE the People" in their mind. Instead of acting like spoiled children who get their own way, they need to agree to disagree and move forward. Life is about compromise and then moving forward and making the best of an unpleasant situation. No patting each other on the back because "we won" or crying sour grapes because you didn't get what you wanted. Cuts in the budget need to be made. All Americans and programs that are paid for by taxes will be effected. In my opinion, one of the first cuts that should be made is the salary of our representatives. Countless Americans have had their salary cut, our elected representatives should take a salary cut, too! -- Andrea Griffin, Downey

********** Published: August 04, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 16